The term green can mean many things, but the bottom line is about conserving resources during the building process and long after it is completed. Here are some basic tenets that must be observed in order to consider a new home green.
Consumers have shown increasing interest in purchasing certified organic mattresses. A night spent enjoying the support and softness of a natural rubber mattress topped with natural wool and cotton is the next best thing to sleeping on a cloud.
Conventional cleaning products can actually leave indoor air polluted with a toxic smog chemicals and the synthetic fragrances used to mask them. Here are some ingredients to avoid in cleaning products plus safer, simpler alternatives.
Dear EarthTalk: I’m moving into a freshly painted apartment, and am curious to know whether it makes any sense to repaint the walls with non-toxic paint in hopes of “covering up” the toxic stuff already there. Or is it too late?